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Razorbacks look ahead to North Florida

The Arkansas men’s basketball team will go for its fifth straight victory Saturday afternoon when the Ospreys of North Florida come to town for the second consecutive season. Tip-off slated for 4:30 p.m. on SEC Network.

The Rundown
Date:
Saturday, Dec. 10
Tip-off: 4:30 p.m. CT
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The #Fastest40 Facts
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After Tuesday’s victory against Houston, Arkansas jumped up three spots to No. 16 in the latest NCAA daily RPI rankings. The Razorbacks have four top 100 wins and one top 50 victory.

Dusty Hannahs is shooting 91.9 percent (34-37) from the charity stripe this season, ranking 27th in the nation. He has made 20 straight free throws over the last six games and is 50-of-54 (.926) from the free throw line over the last 11 games.

Moses Kingsley is tied for 13th in the country with 3.1 blocks per game this season and has recorded at least one block in 38 of his last 41 contests.

Manuale Watkins is tied for third in the country in assist/turnover ratio at 10.0 among players with 15-plus assists. He ranks second in the SEC and third among high-major players. He has two turnovers in 176 minutes of action.

The Razorbacks have pulled down 10-plus offensive rebounds in nine straight games, tying the longest streak under Anderson. Arkansas is scoring 15.4 percent of its points on second chance opportunities, good for 13.0 points a game.

Arkansas has yet to trail this season in fast break points and holds a commanding 138-46 (+92) edge in the transition game. The Razorbacks have scored 20-plus fast break points in four of the eight games this year.

In the second half of the last four games, Arkansas has combined to commit just 15 turnovers, averaging one per five minutes of action.

The Razorbacks have single-digit turnovers in two of the last four games and limited Austin Peay to just one steal last Saturday, marking the eighth time in the last 10 years an Arkansas opponent only had one steal in a game.

Arkansas is second in the SEC in scoring offense, averaging 84.2 points per game. The Razorbacks are also second in field goal percentage at 48.4 percent.

The Razorbacks are looking to win eight of their first nine games for the second time in the last seven years and just the 10th time since joining the SEC for the 1991-92 season. Arkansas has started at least 8-1 in 19 of the last 42 years dating back to the start of the Eddie Sutton era in 1974-75.

In those 19 times starting 8-1 since the beginning of Eddie Sutton’s tenure, Arkansas has made 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, eight Sweet Sixteen’s, six Elite Eight’s, four Final Four’s, two Championship Games and captured one National Title.

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Mini plans, mobile passes and single-game tickets for the 2016-17 season are available now at the Razorback Ticket Center by calling at 1-800-982-HOGS (4647) and online by clicking here.

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